Forest Kingfisher in the Mangroves

This little guy flitted down into a tree on the other side of the mangroves from the boardwalk and I managed to get this shot off before a runner in a red shirt startled it.

View all photos taken: Wednesday, 15th November 2006, This photo: 2:27pm


  • Clearskies Images said:
    Pretty little guy.
  • David de Groot said:
    That he is, I was hoping to get closer, but the runner scared him off - they're quite wary of humans as such.
  • looby88 said:
    agree with the above- very pretty !
  • dsul3930 said:
    i think its a sacred kingfisher
  • David de Groot said:
    I wasn't sure - the one around home is definitely a Forest Kingfisher, but this one is a tough call. Both birds are very similar, with the Sacred Kingfisher have a more buff coloured breast.